How to Get Dragonite Pokemon GO 2022

If you’re having trouble figuring out how to get Dragonite in Pokemon GO in 2022, you’ve come to the right place. Knowing how to catch Dragonite in Pokemon GO 2022 is especially important at the moment, as it’s a requirement to complete one of the Collection Challenges in the TCG crossover event. That being the case, we’ve decided to put together this guide and help you out.

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how to get dragonite pokemon go 2022
How to Get Dragonite Pokemon GO 2022

How to Get Dragonite in Pokemon GO 2022

To get Dragonite in Pokemon GO in 2022, you have several options. All the usual methods are still on the table, of course. You can evolve Dratini into Dragonair (for which you’ll need twenty-five Candies) and then into Dragonite (a whopping hundred Candies). Gathering all those Candies is a problem, but you can speed the process up by using Dratini as your Buddy Pokemon, especially after you reach the rank of Best Buddies. Mind you, the grind will still be very real, but not as bad. Another way is to find Dragonite in Raids and defeat it there to earn a chance to catch it. These two avenues are open pretty much at all times (provided that Dragonite is appearing in Raids at the time).

The other potential way to get Dragonite in Pokemon GO in 2022 are events. These sometimes give you the opportunity to catch a bunch of Dragonite. One such example is the ongoing TCG (Trading Card Game) crossover event. It features a number of different collection challenges, one of which actually requires you to catch a Dragonite in order to complete it. You can read more about them in our TCG Collection Challenge & Rewards guide. Luckily, there is also a Field Research task where, once you catch forty Pokemon, you get an encounter with Dragonite. So, if you’re struggling with completing that Collection Challenge, that Field Research task is your best bet.

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  1. T

    I tried the evolving a dratini into a dragonite for the collection challenge and it didn’t work. 😩

    1. J

      The challenge tells you to catch a Dragonite, not evolve.

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